I Will Read to You

Little, Brown. Aug. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780316592611.
K-Gr 2–This heartwarming book celebrates the power of storytelling. While getting ready to enjoy his nightly story, a young boy wonders who reads to the creatures outside. When he realizes that the beasts have no one to read to them, he goes outside to gather them all. Once they have gathered around, he reads a story until they fall asleep. The rhyming couplets on each page beautifully capture the comfort found in storytelling, making this a perfect book for nightly read-alouds. Santoso’s digital and pencil illustrations showcase spooky, but sweet, monsters such as vampires, giants, and ghosts.
VERDICT A perfect read-aloud for Halloween or monster story hours.

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